One of the things Bob Kauflin talked to us about this last week was getting feedback for our songs. He looks at his guys' work and tells them which bits are bad. The temptation for them is to come back with excuses of why a line should be there ... 'It makes so much sense if you understand the Hebrew behind Hab 5:14...' Yeah? Don't care. Come back when you've written a better line.
Tough. But of course he's right.
I've been working on a lyric today. The four people I've showed it to all think it has problems. But they are not Bob so what would they know?